Expert Video - Why should a patient join a clinical trial?
Physicians explain the advantages of participating in a clinical trial. By participating in a clinical trial, patients can often expect a higher standard of care, and there is the hope that the clinical trial will benefit the individual patient. We need clinical trials to advance new medical discoveries and to make progress against cancer, so there is also an altruistic aspect to participating in a clinical trial in terms of helping others and advancing medical science.
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